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Family Dog Killed Protecting Pregnant Woman, Sister From Group of Neighborhood Dogs

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A pregnant women says her chihuahua was killed in a dog attack in Sacramento Friday night while he tried to defend her and her 6-year-old sister.

"I grabbed her out of the way, of course, and then I ran," Sadearrah Frasier said.

Frasier told FOX40 she and her sister Diva were walking their 5-year-old chihuahua named Remixx on Skiros Way in Sacramento when three large, aggressive dogs ran their way. Frasier says Remixx stood between them and the approaching dogs in a protective stance, and that's when the three dogs started biting him.

"They were basically eating him. They dragged him over there by that bush, and then I heard him still fighting, like, for his life. And then I didn't hear him anymore," Frasier said.

The two ladies told FOX40 they felt defenseless against the attack, so they ran to a neighbors house and called their uncle to help defend Remixx.

"They [were] dragging him, and I was beating them and beating them and beating them, and they ran through the gate," Cleven Homles said.

Holmes said he grabbed a chair and a tennis racket and started hitting the dogs, to get them off of Remixx. By the time they responded to the blows and backed off, Remixx was already dead.

"He was just twitching... That's my buddy," Holmes said.

Sacramento Animal Control officers said the three dogs escaped a nearby backyard through a hole in the fence. They boarded up the fence after the dogs ran back inside. They said they would come back to that home Saturday to speak with the dogs' owners who were not home at the time of the attack.

"I hope somebody [does] something, because this is not right. And then you got children and a pregnant lady and dogs are attacking them — what do you do?" Holmes said.